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TALK THE TALK. ITALIAN LANGUAGE QUESTIONS.

TALK THE TALK. ITALIAN LANGUAGE QUESTIONS.

Old Sep 23rd 2021, 8:14 am
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I suppose you could say che mancha quel qualcosa a trattare con la gente, mancha charisma o gentilezza, o manca di simpatia !
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Old Sep 28th 2021, 3:13 pm
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The common man is "l'uomo della strada", so you could perhaps use that in a similar context, along the lines of "non è in sintonia con l'uomo della strada"
"uomo della strada
  • Fig.: il cittadino medio, che rappresenta le aspirazioni, la cultura e la mentalità corrente del Paese in cui vive."
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Old Sep 28th 2021, 7:20 pm
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Folks where I live are simple. They'd just say, "non sa stare con la gente."

I was once dumped, (for want of a nicer expression) with a young apprentice on the first day of an international trade fair in Milan. He was nice and pleasant and wishy-washy and insignificant. When my boss asked me at the end of the day what my thoughts were, I said that he wasn't very "assertivo". My boss told me that wasn't Italian. It is, but I thought about it a lot and realised that the folks where I live always use the same vocab. Something is bello or bellissimo or it's non molto bello. I had one hundred different adjectives to describe something and here it was bello o brutto. That's simplifying things a little but it is also true. The lawyers and the engineers all think they are some kind of Dante with big, long winded speak, unnecessary 500 word sentences and the normal folk just speak plainly.
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